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GDIT opens new cyber facility at Port San Antonio
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GDIT opens new cyber facility at Port San Antonio

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced Tuesday morning the opening of its new cyber facility at Port San Antonio. GDIT delivers consulting, technology, and mission services to major U.S. government, defense, and intelligence agencies.Technology partners and other stakeholders attended the Oct. 10 opening of the new facility, which has over 11,000 square feet (sq. ft.). There is 3,000 sq. ft. configured for unclassified information processing. An additional 8,000 sq. ft. can be set up for classified work as demand for GDIT's specialized expertise expands. GDIT expects to hire up to 55 people, with additional positions expected as the company’s operations expand in the region.GDIT will use the space at Port San Antonio...
Port San Antonio Announces Addition of Defense Contractor Tenant Leidos
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Port San Antonio Announces Addition of Defense Contractor Tenant Leidos

Port San Antonio announced the addition of Leidos Holdings Inc., a Virginia-based information technology and engineering services company, to its innovation campus. One of the largest defense contractors supporting the U.S. government, Leidos has 43,000 employees and reported annual revenues of $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.Port CEO Jim Perschbach said during Wednesday's annual State of the Port address that he expects Leidos to open a facility on campus in the upcoming months. No financial details about the real estate transaction, facility size, and where it will be located were given at press time. Perschbach spoke to a sold-out audience of 400 business and elected government stakeholders about the Port's enviable problem. The largest commercial ...
Port San Antonio approves design phase for innovative office tower
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Port San Antonio approves design phase for innovative office tower

Port San Antonio is moving ahead with its plan to add a 300,000-square-foot office tower to its expansive innovation-focused campus. The Port’s redevelopment plans for the former Kelly Air Force base southwest of downtown include a new multistory office tower that will house DeLorean Motor Co., a lab that simulates lunar terrain, and a “vertiport” for electric takeoff and landing vehicles. Thursday afternoon, the Port’s Board of Directors approved an agreement not to exceed $2 million with the Trammell Crow Company (TCC) for pre-development work on the state-of-the-art office tower at the intersection of Billy Mitchell Blvd. and General Hudnell Dr., the Port’s main entrance. TCC is a leading global commercial real estate developer and a wholly owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc.“Tram...
Port San Antonio is building a vertiport, here’s why
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Port San Antonio is building a vertiport, here’s why

Electric vertical take-off and landing or eVTOL vehicles could be the next frontier in urban transportation. That’s the bet Port San Antonio is making in building a new aviation center for eVTOL vehicles on its expansive campus.Since San Antonio’s Kelly Air Force base closed in 2001, Bexar County’s largest commercial real estate property has been steadily redeveloped into an innovation hub. Port San Antonio is now slated to be the home of one of the first vertiport facilities in the U.S., Port CEO Jim Perschbach revealed earlier this year.The vertiport infrastructure would support the electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft to move people from point to point, place to place, all on-demand, Perschbach told Startups San Antonio. Building the eVTOL transportation platform also...
Texas Venture Firm Capital Factory Launches Location at Port San Antonio
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Texas Venture Firm Capital Factory Launches Location at Port San Antonio

Capital Factory, an Austin-headquartered venture capital firm that helps technology innovators scale their growth via strategic partners and investors, has signed an agreement with Port San Antonio to open its latest location in the Port's Tech Port Center + Arena.The Port's 130,000-square-foot innovation center is located at the corner of General Hudnell Drive and 36th Street and is slated to open in April 2022. The new facility will be home to the expanded San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology, a 24-hour state-of-the-art e-gaming arena, and a collaborative technology research and development (R&D) laboratory for innovators.In addition to its office space, Capital Factory will also operate the Tech Port Center's collaborative tech R&D lab. Capital Factory members working on...
Atmospheric Water Generation Tech To Debut At Port San Antonio
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Atmospheric Water Generation Tech To Debut At Port San Antonio

On track to open in spring 2022, Port San Antonio's forthcoming innovation center is already attracting promising advanced technologies to the Alamo City. The Port will be the first to acquire an atmospheric water generation (AWG) system from Genesis Systems, a developer of industrial technology that sustainably generates water. AWG technology produces potable water from the surrounding air by extracting water vapor from ambient air via condensation, rendering the water drinkable in the process. Each Genesis unit is about the size of a shipping container and can be moved easily by rail, truck, or cargo aircraft, converting moisture in the air into more than a thousand gallons of potable water daily.Genesis Systems will install a unit to supply water for the outdoor area at the Port's ...
Port San Antonio Created Over 1,200 Jobs in 2020
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Port San Antonio Created Over 1,200 Jobs in 2020

Despite the past 16 months of pandemic-induced restrictions, Port San Antonio has stayed the course powered by its mission to create an innovation hub and more tech jobs at its San Antonio campus.Startups and established global enterprises on the Port’s 1,900-acre technology campus have added more than 4,600 new jobs since 2018 — including over 1,200 jobs in 2020 alone, Port San Antonio chief executive officer (CEO) and president Jim Perschbach said at the annual State of the Port update Tuesday morning.San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and District 4 Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia kicked off the community’s first major technology innovation showcase since early 2020. The function included a brief update on the Port’s recent milestones, led by Port Board chair Chris Alderete and P...
Port San Antonio Robotics Company XYREC Wins Innovation Award
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Port San Antonio Robotics Company XYREC Wins Innovation Award

XYREC has won a prestigious award for its ground-breaking laser coating removal robot, a 72-foot-tall robotics system that uses a 20-kilowatt laser to remove paint from aircraft and other large pieces of equipment.The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced the 13 winners of its 2021 Innovation Award earlier in May. ACT-IAC is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology, providing a forum for government and industry to collaborate on critical technology issues in the public sector.A panel of judges selected the 13 award winners from 169 nominations. The 13 companies include global industry leaders such as MITRE and Oracle and highlight technological advances in...
Port San Antonio Innovation Center on Track to Open by Early 2022
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Port San Antonio Innovation Center on Track to Open by Early 2022

On an overcast Monday morning, Sundt Construction crew members installed large 40-foot concrete walls into place for the Port San Antonio innovation center. Port San Antonio CEO Jim Perschbach confirmed the new facility would open by February or March of 2022.   Port San Antonio board members committed $60 million in August 2020 to build a state-of-the-art facility that will connect people with employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The 130,000 square-foot innovation center will be a multi-purpose building with a 2,500-seat state-of-the-art technology arena capable of flexible configurations for hosting esports (competitive multiplayer video gaming) competitions, concerts, product launches, large training programs, and conferences. The expanded home for the San Anton...
XYREC Launches Plane Paint-Stripping Robot Operations at Port San Antonio
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XYREC Launches Plane Paint-Stripping Robot Operations at Port San Antonio

At a custom-built 7,000-square-foot facility on Port San Antonio's campus, a Netherlands-based company has been assessing its airplane paint-stripping robot. After extensive testing and validation from the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI), XYREC, a global innovator in applied robotic technology solutions, is ready to launch its first robotic plane paint-stripping operation in North American. XYREC has produced the world's largest industrial robot, measuring at over 72 feet when fully extended. It comes equipped with a high-powered laser that rapidly strips paint from any size aircraft without damaging the airframe. The automated de-coating of the plane is precise down to the micron level and can stop before removing a specified layer of paint or coating. The robotic system is mounted o...
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